Joint statement by 59 NGOs on the announcement of a temporary ceasefire in Yemen

April 11, 2020: Yemen | Joint statement on Yemen ceasefire 59 NGOs from across the world released a statement cautiously welcoming the recent ceasefire of hostilities in Yemen, and calling on all parties to reach a comprehensive and inclusive political settlement to the current conflict. Text below: (PDF here) 11 April 2020 Over five years … Continue reading Joint statement by 59 NGOs on the announcement of a temporary ceasefire in Yemen

Media: “Ahead of G20 ‘virtual meeting’, Saudi bashed for reckless oil price war and coronavirus response” | The New Arab

"Ahead of G20 ‘virtual meeting’, Saudi bashed for reckless oil price war and coronavirus response" “Sunjeev Bery, the executive director of Freedom Forward, an anti-autocrat campaign group, said the young Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, was a ‘terrible host’ for tackling the pandemic. ‘The Saudi ruler is … Continue reading Media: “Ahead of G20 ‘virtual meeting’, Saudi bashed for reckless oil price war and coronavirus response” | The New Arab

Letter Urging Congress End US Support for Yemen War in DOD Appropriations

December 12, 2019: Yemen | Letter to U.S. Congress leaders Along with several partner organizations, Freedom Forward urged leaders in Congress to retain Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger’s amendment (which called for an end to US support in the Yemen War) in the final version of the FY 2020 Defense Appropriations bill. Text below: (PDF here) Dear Speaker Pelosi … Continue reading Letter Urging Congress End US Support for Yemen War in DOD Appropriations

Media: “US-Saudi downplay Florida terror shooting as ties scrutinised” | The New Arab

"US-Saudi downplay Florida terror shooting as ties scrutinised" Sunjeev Bery, director of the anti-autocrat campaign group Freedom Forward, said that despite the headlines from Pensacola, lawmakers from both parties were pushing ahead with a defence spending bill that permitted ongoing arms sales for Saudi to use in Yemen. "While many people across the US deeply … Continue reading Media: “US-Saudi downplay Florida terror shooting as ties scrutinised” | The New Arab